H.S. Roundup: Taconic girls hold off Lenox in overtime

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PITTSFIELD — Taconic girls basketball team let a first-half lead slip away, but the Braves' depth was too much for the Millionaires to overcome, pulling out a 56-52 victory in overtime.

Taconic's Maddy Quinto scored 13 of her 23 points in the second half. She added 13 rebounds as well. Her big second half helped hold off the surging Millionaires. The visitors used increased pressure on defense, forcing Taconic turnovers and turning them into points. Jackie Hathaway led Lenox with 21 points. Alice Najimy added 16.

In overtime, the Braves (2-2) jumped out to a lead, and used their strong free-throwing shooting to seal the game.

"Lenox turned up the pressure, picked up the energy and caused chaos," Taconic coach Matt Mickle said of the Millionaires strong second half. "[Lenox] played extremely hard, but our conditioning helped in overtime,"

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LENOX (52)

Herrick 1-3-6, Najimy 5-4-16, Hathaway 7-7-21, Gamberoni 3-0-6, R. Pehlert 1-1-3. Totals: 17-15-52

TACONIC (56)

Walker 3-0-9. Henault 1-0-3, Maddi Quinto 10-3-23, Gittens 3-1-7, Rufo 2-4-9, Rodrgiuez 1-0-2, Lazits 1-1-3. Totals: 21-9-56

3-point goals — L 2 (Najimy 2). T 5 (Walker 3, Henault 1, Rufo 1)

Lenox 6 10 13 18 5 — 52

Taconic 13 15 7 12 9 — 56

Hoosac Valley 64, Bridgewater 35

bridgewater >> Hoosac Valley used its smothering defense to generate offense, earning a commanding win over Division I Bridgewater.

The Hurricanes (4-1) held a 19-point lead at halftime, and they continued to pour it on in the second half. Despite being undersized, they used their quickness to their advantage, out-scoring Bridgewater 21-11 in the third.

Kailynne Frederick led Hoosac with 15 points. Madi Ryan had 14 points. Fallon Field added 11 points.

"Good win against a Division I school from Boston," Hoosac coach Ron Wojcik said, "We were undersized, but our pressure forced a lot of turnovers."

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HOOSAC (64)

Mercier 2-0-6, F. Field 5-0-11, Garabedian 0-0-0, McMahon 2-0-4, E. Field 1-0-2, Ryan 6-0-14, Mendel 3-0-8, Case 1-0-2, Barrow 1-0-2, Frederick 7-1-15. Totals: 28-1-64.

BRIDGEWATER (35)

McGovern 2-0-6, Page 3-0-7, Sullivan 1-0-2, Shaughnessy 1-0-2, Rose 2-1-5, Burns 3-0-6, George 1-0-3, Towne 1-0-3, Sheeran 0-1-1. Totals: 14-2-35

3-pointers — HV: 8 (Mercier 2, Field 2, Ryan 2, Mendel 2). B: 5 (McGovern 2, Page 1, George 1, Towne 1).

Hoosac 16 18 21 9 — 64

Bridgewater 9 6 11 9 — 35

Pittsfield 72, Glens Falls (N.Y.) 59

Glens Falls, N.Y. >> Bella Aitken scored 26 points and added eight rebounds for the Generals while Peyton Steinman recorded 21 points while contributing eight assists and six rebounds in a win over Glens Falls.

Aitken hit six 3-pointers while Steinman registered four and Allie Hunt collected 10 rebounds as Pittsfield (4-0) battled back from an 18-11 deficit through one quarter to lead 32-28 at halftime.

Sophie Tougas scored 27 points to lead Glen Falls (7-1).

Pittsfield is back in action on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. when it plays against Hudson Falls.

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PITTSFIELD (72)

Steinman 7-3-21, Murphy 1-0-2, Cookis 1-0-3, Eline-Wright 2-1-6, Aitken 8-4-26, Quetti 2-2-6, Satrape 2-0-4, Hunt 2-0-4. Totals 25-10-72.

GLENS FALLS (59)

Moses 1-0-3, S. Tougas 8-11-27, Hogan 5-1-15, L. Tougas 4-3-11, Scarincio 1-1-3. Totals 19-16-59.

3-pointers — Pittsfield 12 (Aitken 6, Steinman 4, Cookis 1, Eline-Wright 1). Glens Falls 5 (Hogan 4, Moses 1).

Pittsfield 11 21 17 23 — 72

Glens Falls 18 10 16 15 — 59

Lee 42, Hopkins 25

HADLEY >> Lee's tight defense propelled it to a comfortable win over Hopkins Academy.

The Wildcats (3-3) held the the Golden Hawks to just 18 points in the final three quarters, out-scoring them by a 38-18 margin. Karli Retzel led Lee with 11 points.

"We were just working on closing out well and knowing where the shooters were on the floor," Lee coach Jenna Gangell said.

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Lee 4 15 13 10 — 42

Hopkins 7 4 2 12 — 25

LEE (42)

Williams 1-0-2, Walker 3-0-6, Bartini 2-0-4, Retzel 5-1-11, Sera 2-0-4, Finnegan 1-0-3, Hawley 4-0-8, DiSantis 1-1-4, Sands 0-0-0. Totals: 19-2-42

HOPKINS (25)

Picard 1-0-2, S. Jenks 1-0-2, Tudryn 4-0-12, Cristoforo 0-1-1, Stevens 0-0-0, Kowol-Safron 1-3-4, A. Jenks 0-2-2, Palmisano 0-2-2. Totals: 7-9-25

3-point goals L 2 (Finnegan 1, DiSantis 1).

Monument Mountain 46, Mount Greylock 45

GREAT BARRINGTON >> Monument Mountain used a late-game defensive stop to clinch the victory over Mount Greylock.

A Spartans' basket gave them a one-point lead with 20 seconds left in the game. The Mounties had a chance for the winning basket, but Anika Helmke stole the inbounds pass, ending the game. Helmke led Monument (4-2) with 17 points. Sarah Howard led Greylock with 16 points.

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Greylock 8 11 14 12 — 45

Monument 7 14 12 13 — 46

GREYLOCK (45)

Burns 0-0-0, Walden 5-2-13, Reinhard 0-0-0, Albert 1-0-2, R, Voller 0-0-0, E. Ceiveira 1-0-2, Stripp 0-1-1, Howard 7-1-16, Benzinger 5-1-11. Totals: 19-5-45

MONUMENT (46)

McLaughlin 0-0-0, Hu. Hassett 1-0-2, Powell 3-1-7, Cormier 1-0-2, Higgins 4-0-8, Rada 1-1-3, Ha. Hassett 3-1-7, Dupont 0-0-0, Helmke 5-7-17. Totals: 18-10-46

3-point goals — MG: 2 (Walden 1, Howard 1).

WAHCONAH 58, Easthampton 16

EASTHAMPTON >> Wahconah's defense smothered Easthampton's offense, leading to a dominant win. The Warriors did not allow the Eagles to score in doubles figures during any quarter of the game. Ashley Zink led Wahconah with 16 points.

Hockey

Mount Everett 3, Danbury 3

Danbury >> Mount Everett got off to a slow start, but the Eagles eventually awoke, using a late surge to force a tie.

Danbury, Conn., took a 3-0 lead midway through the second period, as Jack Sommerfield scored his second goal of the game.

With 4 minutes and 57 seconds left in the period, Brendan Dempsey netted the Eagles' first goal, swinging the momentum to their side. Grayson Duval added a goal in the third period, and Matt DiSilva scored the equalizer with 5:35 left in the game.

"We came out flat in the first period and were out-shot 15-4," Everett coach Aiden Gilligan said. "Brendan Dempsey scored on a nice feed from Jake Corcoran, and then Brendan followed up the next shift with a good open ice hit. From that point on, the team started to play better."

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Everett 0 1 2 — 3

Danbury 2 1 0 — 3

First Period

BBD — James McCarthy (Ben Litter), 14:26. BBD — Jack Sommerfield (unassisted), 12:58.

Second Period

BBD — Sommerfield (Andrew Alemida), 9:23. ME — Brendan Dempsey (Jake Corcoran), 4:57.

Third Period

ME — Grayson Duval (Corcoran), 11:40. ME — Matt DiSilva (Nigel Baldwin), 5:35.

Saves — ME: Jonah Swotes 37. BBD: James VanTrenk 21

Boys Basketball

Drury 75, St. Joe 43

NORTH ADAMS >> Drury used a balanced scoring attack to defeat an undermanned St. Joseph team.

The Blue Devils (5-0) had three players score in double figures, led by Alex Heck's 18 points. Reece Racette added 17. Haydeb Bird had 16.

Cody Tynan led St. Joe with 11 points, with nine points coming via 3-pointer.

"We pressured, which is something we've been working on," Drury coach Jack Racette said. "Hopefully we'll continue to get better [at using pressure]. We got easy baskets from it."

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Drury 30 19 18 8 — 75

St.Joe 12 10 14 7 — 43

DRURY (75)

Harrison 0-1-1, Carpinello 1-0-2, Krosier 1-0-2, Montoya 2-0-4, Bird 7-2-16, Racette 5-7-17, Meehan 1-0-2, Stewart 2-0-4, Clark 1-0-2, Heck 8-2-18, Harrington 3-0-7. Totals: 31-12-75.

ST. JOE (43)

Gingras 3-0-7, Maynard 3-2-8, Beda 3-0-6, Tynan 4-0-11, Zang 1-0-2, Fox 3-0-9. Totals: 17-2-43

3-point goals — D 1 (Harrington 1) SJ 7 Tynan 3, Gingras 1, Fox 3).

Wahconah 42, Mount Greylock 38

DALTON >> Cole Morrison scored 12 points and Luke Steinman added nine for the Warriors in their four-point victory over the Mounties.

Matt Schneider recorded eight points while Joe Lavinio contributed seven for Wahconah (2-2) as the home team overcame a five-point deficit heading into the fourth quarter to win.

"It was the fourth quarter," Wahconah coach Dustin Belcher said. "I think before that we were getting some shots that weren't falling. Greylock did a nice job defensively in that second quarter and it made us uncomfortable.

"I'm proud of our defense. By continuing to play good defense, it gave us a chance in the fourth quarter."

Patrick Storie led Mount Greylock (2-1) with 13 points. After trailing by five points through one quarter, the Mounties held Wahconah to 10 total points in the second and third quarters combined, including two in the second.

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Greylock 11 8 12 7 — 38

Wahconah 16 2 8 16 — 42

MOUNT GREYLOCK (38)

Dils 2-2-7, A. Ronnow 2-0-6, McCormack 1-2-4, Foehl 0-0-0, Storie 6-0-13, Joy 0-1-1, Condon 0-0-0, Z. Ronnow 3-1-7. Totals 14-6-38.

WAHCONAH (42)

Schneider 4-0-8, Morrison 6-0-12, Sinopoli 2-0-4, Steinman 3-2-9, Lavinio 2-1-7, Noyes 0-0-0, Washburn 0-0-0, Moynihan 0-0-0, Roughley 0-2-2. 17-5-42.

3-pointers — Mount Greylock 4 (A. Ronnow 2, Dils 1, Storie 1). Wahconah 3 (Lavinio 2, Steinman 1).


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